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Changing Custom Field context affects old issues? Edited


I have the next situation. I have a Custom Field: Variant cascade selection:

Main selection: A  Second: 1, 2, 3

Main selection: B  Second: 4, 5, 6

 Global context


I want to created a specific project context:

Main selection V1 Second: a, b, c

Main selection V2 Second: x, y, z


My question is if the old issues, the one that are opened are affected by this potential change?

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Yes, all issues in a project are affected when you re-configure a project.

I make a Test and it is strange.

The Field keep the old value but when i try to edit it Display the new values.


Did you know anything about this?

That does make sense - when you put value X on a field, you expect it to stay there until someone changes it, or the value for X has changed.

You've not really said to do either of those with the context change, you've changed the list it draws values from.  So the issue will retain X until changed.

We are facing this issue and now trying to find where projects have a new context, but issues have a value from the old context so that we can update the values before they are lost. I was trying to do it inline on a screen by finding fields changing values (in these cases they are set to none) and either validate the value against the current context and add a message to the user to select a valid value. I have not found a perfect option yet sans writing a behaviour that will evaluate all the fields that are in this situation and looping through them to provide a user with notification.

This all stems form: which now we are trying to find a way to do damage control.

If anyone else has thoughts on options I would love to hear them :)

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